Crisis management experience provides practical guidance for others
Justin was appointed coach of the Australian Cricket team in 2018 following what became known as Sandpaper Gate - ball tampering allegations involving three Australian players during a tour of South Africa. The nation was outraged and Australian cricket was in crisis following one of the biggest scandals in its history. Justin had to rebuild a shattered team, restore the respect of the country for its previously much loved cricket team and change the team culture. Two years later all these goals have been achieved along with the retaining of the Ashes. In the current pandemic climate no one is more qualified to speak about managing and leading in a crisis, dealing with pressure, working together as a team and re-building a culture.
Leading through the 'new normal' and managing anxiety
There is no doubt that returning to normal following our current global crisis will mean embracing a 'new normal'. As things change and people adapt there will be increased anxiety levels and mental wellbeing challenges across teams. Justin will provide guidance on how you can adopt a change management vision and manage the anxiety being felt by your team members.
Putting honesty and trust first
Justin is passionate about building team trust and honesty. To engage a team and earn the trust of team members honesty needs to be at the forefront of a leaders skill set. "If you don't have honesty, then you leave people in limbo, they don't know where they stand."
The Covid-19 pandemic has been both different and disruptive to every crevice of our lives, but it ha also brought new ideas and new ways of working and a willingness to try new things. We need to embrace the idea of change and difference in order to succeed. On the flipside, being normal, not challenging the status quo, is a sure fire way to being mediocre.